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The first single from the upcoming second album by Helsinki-based Aero is Helsinki, rakkauteni (Helsinki, my love) – a song about how moving and moving home from the rest of Finland to the big capital requires courage, curiosity and time. Gradually, the city rewards the newcomer by revealing all its beauty: behind the rocky faces of humanity and the quiet and beautiful seashores that begin at the terminating lines of the rumbling railway lines. The song has also completed a Helsinki-themed music video, which can be found on YouTube.
The theme of Aero’s first album was mostly in stories experienced by others, and the second album is more personal to its authors. The growth from the carefree years of the twenties to adulthood, the end of youth and the beginning of something new. In its story, “Helsinki, rakkauteni” takes place in the early 2000s and at the same time bows musically towards the greatest currents of Finnish rock at the time.
Combining pop, folk tones and indie rock, Aero released his debut album in 2012. Folk-influenced Kotkan siiven alle was included on the Yle Radio Suomi playlist, and Kruunuvuorella about villas disappearing from the outskirts of the city, created an article for Helsingin Sanomat and even received attention from Mayor Jussi Pajunen. In the spring of 2014, Aero was featured on the Eput Rautaa cover album with his version of Eppu Normaali’s song Afrikka, sarvikuonojen maa.
Aero consists of singer Henna Jokela-Lohenoja and guitarist-instrumentalist Mikko Lohenoja. On the upcoming album, drummer Lassi Jokinen (eg Gracias, Elias Gould, Superchrist) will make his debut in the band.